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Christmas Lessons and Carols

Friday, 3 December 2021 | Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Thank you for joining us for this service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, broadcast from Exeter College Chapel.

0:00 Hymn: Once in royal David's city

3:48 The Bidding Prayer

6:30 Welcome, yule, Parry

7:58 Reading: The Coming, by R.S. Thomas

9:00 Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear

12:43 Reading: Isaiah 6

13:53 Ave Maria, Dett

18:02 Reading: Isaiah 35, read in Polish

19:43 Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem

23:33 Reading: I syng of a mayden, anon.

25:22 Hymn: The holly and the ivy

27:10 Reading: Matthew 1. 18–25

28:32 O magnum mysterium, Victoria

32:46 Reading: Little Lamb, Blake

33:47 Hymn: God rest ye, merry gentlemen

37:15 Reading: Luke 2. 8–19, read in Korean

39:04 Quem vidistis pastores dicite, Poulenc

41:52 Reading: Christmas (I), G. Herbert

43:13 Hymn: See, amid the winter's snow, Willcocks

48:48 Reading: The journey of a the Magi, T.S. Eliot

51:51 Spaseniye sodelal, Chesnokov

55:21 Reading: John 1. 1–17

57:23 Hymn: O come all ye faithful

1:04:28 Blessing of the crib, Prayers

1:06:58 Angelus ad pastores ait, Aleotti

1:08:52 Hymn: Hark! The herald angels sing

1:12:00 Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532, J.S. Bach




In this service:

Officiant: The Rev'd Andrew Allen

Assisting: The Rev'd Canon Dr Margaret Whipp


Exeter College Choir

Conductor: Christopher Holman

Organ: Miles Swinden

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